Afternoon in an agave plantation at Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. Photo credit: twenty20photos. The U.S. Hispanic community and cannabis have had a long and complicated history. Between 1963 and 1984, American scholars came up with the “Mexican hypothesis,” which helped fuel early racist cannabis laws. More specifically, according to the Social History of Alcohol and … [Read more...] about How the National Hispanic Cannabis Council Will Change Cannabis.
BALCA's logo. Photo credit: balca.live. One of the biggest issues with the rapidly-growing cannabis industry is diversity. Back in 2017, a Marijuana Business Daily poll reported that 81% of all cannabis business owners are white. Additionally, Hispanics/Latinos made up 5.7%, African-Americans 4.7%, and Asians 2.4% of ownership rates. As a result, one group, the Bay … [Read more...] about Meet BALCA: The Bay Area Latino Cannabis Alliance
MOTA Glass logo, courtesy of MOTA Glass. In recent years, the cannabis industry has opened its doors to thousands of glass retailers eager to take on the demand. But the fact is: the average consumer probably doesn’t think twice about heading to their local smoke shop, purchasing a shiny new bong, and breaking it in with the first puff. In reality, it is much deeper … [Read more...] about Meet MOTA Glass: The Industry’s First Ethical, Latina and Veteran-Owned Bong Brand